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NPR Tiny Desk Contest

Hello, good people!

You might have heard about the NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, and the Tiny Desk Contest that NPR is running.  I’m a big fan of the concerts, being a fan of intimate musical performances in general.  Here’s my entry, humbly submitted to the eminently qualified panel of judges, and performed in front of my very own tiny desk one rainy Portland night (last night, to be precise):

Lilac Time is a song that came about as a sort of homage to Nick Drake.  I sat down one day with every intention of learning ‘River Man’, but instead, this song came to me.  I still haven’t learned River Man.  Oh well.

The fully arranged version of Lilac Time is on my new EP, Shadows & Sparks.  It’s not out until February 3rd, but you can stream the first two songs and pre-order a digital copy or CD here.

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Back to the Coast …& new EP announcement!

Hello Good People,

I’m excited to be heading back to the coast next week to play a run of shows at the Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, WA.  Erin and I will be playing as a duo on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, so if you’re anywhere near, come out and have an early Thanksgiving get away!

Coast Weekend invited me to do a Q&A ahead of these shows, they asked some very thoughtful questions and you can read my answers here.

I’m also excited to announce that my new EP (the one that I’ve been hinting about for ages) will be coming out in early 2015!

It’s called Shadows & Sparks and I’m really happy with how it’s turned out.  There will be more about that in due course, so stay tuned for more…  In the meantime, here’s a picture, taken by photographer extraordinaire, Keri Friedman.

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